SPORTS

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NEWS

A lawyer representing more than 30 gymnastics athletes said on Friday they are determined to submit specific names of coaches and incidents of psychological and physical violence, as well as sexual harassment, when summoned by relevant judicial authorities.


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NEWS

The head of the Athens Prosecutor’s Office has ordered an investigation into allegations of physical and verbal abuse, as well sexual harassment made by 22 former athletes of rhythmic gymnastics against an unspecified number of coaches.

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NEWS

The fabled Acropolis Rally returns to the World Championship (WRC) calendar this year after an eight-year hiatus.


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MOTOR RACING

Greece’s Acropolis Rally will return after an eight year absence to replace Chile on the world championship calendar in September, organisers said on Friday.


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CRIME

A Greek sailing coach accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old athlete has been given until Thursday to prepare his defense after appearing before a prosecutor in Athens on Monday. 

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CRIME

Police investigating Thursday’s non-fatal shooting in downtown Thessaloniki of three men in broad daylight have identified two suspects, one of them a member of the security team guarding Aris soccer club’s Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium.



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CRIME

Greek Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou appeared before a public prosecutor in Athens Wednesday in relation to sexual assault accusations she made that have ignited a nationwide debate on misconduct and encouraged multiple victims to make their claims public.

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SAILING

Deputy Minister of Sports Lefteris Avgenakis announced on Tuesday he was suspending all funding to the Greek Sailing Federation and ordering an audit of its board members’ assets, as part of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault, mismanagement and corruption by senior officials.


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SAILING

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced on Μοnday it was suspending its funding to the Greek sailing federation noting its “shock and dissatisfaction” over the body’s handling of the rape allegations raised by former Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou.